Do you ever find yourself awake at night staring at the ceiling. Do you sometimes lay in bed worrying all the while struggling to fall asleep? Or maybe you have difficulty staying asleep and find yourself waking up in the middle of the night and have trouble getting back to sleep, or you simply wake up earlier than you'd like, but find it impossible to go back to sleep.
If any of these examples sound like something you've experienced, chances are that you've had some form of insomnia, and depending on how often this happens to you, your restless nights could be sign of a serious sleep disorder.
WHY IS INSOMNIA BAD FOR YOU
Many people with insomnia report daytime problems such as
Feeling Tired, Daytime Sleepiness, Low Energy, Difficulty Concentrating
Irritability, Grogginess, Depression, Forgetfulness
Decreased performance at work or school.
Having accidents at work or while driving fatigued.
Decreased quality of life.
CAUSES OF INSOMNIA
Excessive worry, Stress, Receiving bad news, Life circumstances,
Jet lag, Shift-work, Illness, Emotional or physical discomfort
Environment noise, light, or temperature
Stimulants such as nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol
Taking naps during the day, Poor Sleep habits
Certain medications ,Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Stress,
Pain or discomfort at night
Other Medical and Psychiatric Conditions
TREATMENT OF INSOMNIA
Occasional Insomnia often requires no treatment and symptoms usually go away on their own. People who regularly suffer from insomnia and feel that their symptoms are impacting their daily lives should seek treatment.
At Family Psychiatry, Counseling & Wellness We Provide Multiple Methods to Treat Your Sleep Disturbance
1. Treatment of Underlying Condition
2. Behavior Therapies
Cognitive & Behavior Approaches,
Relaxation and Meditation Techniques,
Teaching Sleep Hygiene Practices
3. Natural Remedies
Natural Supplements, Minerals
Herbs & Teas
Medical Treatments for Insomnia
If Insomnia is Chronic & Severe, We May Recommend Treatment with Prescription medications such as either benzodiazepine hypnotics, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, and melatonin receptor agonists.
If you are suffering from Sleep Disturbance, Schedule a Consultation